Most Wanted fugitive shot dead in Summerville by unknown assailant

Curtis Twyon Mitchell (Photo source: Moncks Corner Police)
Curtis Twyon Mitchell (Photo source: Moncks Corner Police)

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - According to officials, a Goose Creek man who died following a shooting in Summerville Friday night had been a Live 5 Most Wanted fugitive who had never been caught.

Curtis Tyquan Mitchell, 34 at the time, had been wanted on charges of shooting into a dwelling and pointing and presenting a firearm. The incident had taken place in February 2013. Investigators had said it started with a case of road rage between Mitchell and the victim.

The Dorchester County Coroner's Office identified 37-year-old Mitchell following a shooting in Summerville Friday night.

Coroner Chris Nisbet says Mitchell of Goose Creek died at 9:05 p.m. at Trident Medical Center. 

At 8:15 p.m., Summerville police officers responded to the area of North Cedar Street and West 3rd North Street for a shooting; the coroner's office says Mitchell had been shot outside, near a business. 

According to Nisbet, Mitchell was transported to the hospital by Dorchester County EMS and was later pronounced dead. 

His death is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning to determine where and how many times Mitchell was shot. 

According to police, witnesses reported a dark colored 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows occupied by two black males leave the scene while armed. 

Police say a dark colored Infiniti was also seen leaving the scene. 

If anyone has information on the investigation they are urged to contact the Summerville Police at 851-4100 or Crime Stoppers 554-1111.

Witnesses reported seeing police, a fire truck and EMS crews respond to the area at the time of the incident.  

Josh Richardson said he saw police officers tape off the parking lot of Glidden Professional Paint Center on 312 N. Cedar St. as authorities investigated the shooting. Another witness reported hearing multiple gunshots fired in the area.

For more information about Mitchell on Live 5's Most Wanted, check out the story.

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